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store on sansom street in center city around 3:30 a.m. it appears one of the suspects forgot to cover his face as he walked near the store and cameras captured this image that could reveal his identity and lead to an arrest. >> we have many cameras, infra ray, the neighborhood has cameras. they were very bold and they knew exactly what they were doing. >> reporter: the store's owner jeffrey barsky says there was phone call he dreaded, crooks broke into his store and got away with $400,000 worth of merchandise mostly wedding bands and earrings. >> been here over a hundred years so it hurt us. doesn't kill us. >> reporter: the criminals somehow manipulated the remote security gate popped the lock to the door and made their way inside. police say they were on a mission and knew exactly which cases they wanted to break into. police are not ruling out an inside job. >> nothing is ruled out completely. that's something that central investigators will look into to see if there's possibly
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some connection but again we clearly can see that these individuals knew exactly what they were looking for and went to some specific items. >> reporter: this is not the first time barsky's has been burglarized. in 2014 this surveillance video shows four people during lar rising the store. employees are hoping this is the last time and that the suspects will be caught. >> that's what these people do. these are bad people. they're not nice people. they don't care that, you know, they hurt someone's livelihood. they're not thinking about anything but themselves and it's okay, we're going get 'em. >> reporter: and tonight we can tell you the store is revisiting its security measures. we should also mention no events like weddings were impacted by this theft. tonight police asking anyone with information to contact the central detective division. live in center city, gray hall, channel6 "action news." alicia, back to you. >> gray, thank you. almost a week after his passing thousands of people have gathered to honor one of the supreme court's most influential members. this morning justice antonin
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scalia's flag draped casket was carried into the supreme court to begin a day of public mourning. taking a live look now as he lies in repose inside the great haul of the nation's highest court on the same pedestal that once held the casket of president abraham lincoln. president barack obama and first lady michelle just paid their respects to scalia stopping in front of his casket and pausing at a painting of him within the last 30 minutes. a long line of everyday people also waited outside for their chance to go inside. earlier the eight remaining members of the court joined scalia's family and nearly 100 former law clerks for a short ceremony. scalia's son who is also a catholic priest offered a prayer over his father's coffin. >> in your wisdom you have called your servant antonin out of this world. >> the tribute to justice scalia exsends to his native trenton. he was born there in 1936. new jersey governor chris
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christie ordered flags lowered to half-staff and they will stay that way through tomorrow. our coverage of the remembrance for justice scalia continues right now on we'll have live video from his funeral mass in washington, d.c. that starts at 11 o'clock tomorrow morning. sharrie. >> all right, alicia. meantime from our delaware news room a firefighter went to the hospital after battling a blaze in new castle. the action cam shows the huge flames that ripped through cirillo brothers. this started around 8:00 a.m. in a garage but quickly spread to second building. crews called in to help from other departments were brought in to help put this out. while they were working a 65-year-old firefighter had some kind of medical emergency and went to the hospital in serious condition. we're still trying to find out his name. investigators have not said what caused the fire. >> well, just as predicted the clouds have rolled in and the warmth is not far behind as we
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get a first check of the accuweather forecast. >> let's head outside to meteorologist cecily tynan who is in for adam joseph. >> tomorrow you may want to ditch the coat and gloves. we have a warmup on the way and it's coming with a warm front. satellite6 and action radar showing if you wanted to see the sunshine you had to get up early. we had sunshine around 7 o'clock but this warm front is bringing us plenty of cloud cover. mostly cloudy skies right now but we'll feel the impact of this especially tomorrow. right now it's on the chilly side. 38 degrees in philadelphia. allentown 36. wildwood 37. reading 36. and wilmington 34 degrees but there's some very warm air to our south and west that will be moving in so temperatures tonight, if you're out on the town really not dropping much. at 7 o'clock, 37. by 9 o'clock, 36. and by 11 o'clock, 35 degrees with mostly cloudy skies and heading into the weekend, excuse me, get ready for temperatures to jump about 20 degrees from today.
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however, we end the weekend with some rain with a possibility of some wet snow in parts of our area. i'll talk about that. next week it gets active with a coastal storm. a the lo going on. details in the full accuweather forecast. brian. >> cecily thanks very much. in just two hours students at penn state university will start dancing. and they won't stop until sunday. it is on that weekend and hundreds of students will dance for 46 hours and of course they'll do it all for kids. "action news" reporter chad pradelli live in state college this afternoon. chad, this is the culmination of a year's worth of planning and lots of fundraising. >> reporter: absolutely. a lot of work goes into it. the clock is ticking and little less than two hours 700 dancers will take the floor here at the bryce jordan center and start their 46-hour journey. behind me you see some of the committee members and captains that will help these dancers over the next couple of days. now, just moments ago the doors opened here to the bryce jordan center and you can see
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the spectators and supporters beginning to make their way into the seats. soon the stadium or this arena will be path it will be a raucous atmosphere. right there is the stage for thon2016. that's where the performers entertainers athletes and others will get up on and they will help keep these dancers motivated but if they need any motivation these dancers, it is for the kids like you mentioned, kids with pediatric cancer, that is all the motivation they need but right there above the stage, that is this year's theme. believe beyond boundaries. >> ♪ >> reporter: performers and entertainers are getting in some last minute sound checks and practice. >> ♪ >> reporter: thon is a year long event. committee members have been puttering the final touches on the bryce jordan center. in less than two hours dancers will take the floor. speakers need to be put in place, floor padding installed and all the details that go into the largest student run
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philanthropy in the world. >> hydrating the dancers, feeding the dancers, family events, events on stage, entertainment. monica and cara are from the philadelphia area. they've spent a year working behind the scenes. >> it's more than that. it's really just helping out children and their families and just from a volunteer's perspective we really put everything into it behind the scenes and we're not really well known but i kind of like that. >> i just love the work ethic and obviously i love the cause. i love this entire event. >> reporter: thon has raised $127 million since 1977. the money goes to the four diamonds fund and penn state hershey children's hospital in the fight against pediatric cancer and the they're goes with it. >> it's really indescribable. i can't think of a word to be honest. it's just so rewarding. you see all of the work you've put in throughout the entire year and you just see the smile on their faces and that just makes it. >> reporter: and as you can
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see the spectators and supporters are making their way inside the bryce jordan center. soon the dancers will be arriving. that will happen in about an hour. the record raised for one year is a little more than $13 million. they'll try to break that record here in thon2016. i'm live in state college, chad pradelli, channel6 "action news." >> just a beautiful event. if you want to follow along do it all weekend at we have a live stream of the entire 46-hour marathon. and of course chad will have live reports right here on action news. >> time for the "action news" traffic report on a friday. >> all right, friday. >> yes. >> we made it. matt pelman standing by in the "action news" traffic center. all right, breathe. >> yes. ah. week feels a little bit like a marathon sometimes. we're in the final mile at this point just hitting a few snags slowing our pace as we head home on friday. one problem was a opening here at the tacony palmyra bridge
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but as you can see the bridge just came back down. southbound ship went through and the traffic is just starting to roll again but we have congestion on both sides of the tacony palmyra this afternoon. 95 northbound side this is the off ramp to cottman avenue right in the middle of the work zone. there was a crash in the main lanes. they got it pushed off onto the off-ramp. you can see police still on the scene but that's giving us extra slow going coming north on 95 out of the city. 31 minutes ideally should be 14. asked on 422 in the westbound direction near pottstown at 724. speeds aren't too bad. upper providence a bad crash along black rock road at trap road. fire police helping you through that intersection and watch out for a crash in whitemarsh, along ridge mike at crescent avenue. a vehicle fire in delaware northbound lanes of highway one at odessa. speeds in the 20's. let's do the commuter report on this friday afternoon. if you're in evesham township burlington county pothole in the road along 70 eastbound after you get past marlton
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causing a little congestion in that neck of the woods as well. we'll check it again, brian and sharrie, coming up in the next half hour. >> thank you. >> sounds good. stilstill ahead a plan to raise new jersey's minimum wage. how it's different from past efforts and what governor christie is saying about it. >> the world of literature loses a legend. we look back at the life and unique career of harper lee. >> it's a gadget aimed at keeping women safe and it's designed by someone right here in our area. up next, we'll explain how this unique piece of jewelry works and we'll also introduce you to the woman behind it. >> ♪
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♪ ♪ ♪ what's with them? oh, those two? they're always fighting for attention. there's more to a legendary city than its legends.
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>> ♪ >> presidential candidates in both parties are pushing for last minute votes ahead of two separate contests in different states this weekend. republican voters in south carolina will cast their ballots tomorrow in that state's primary. polls show that donald trump is in the lead and ted cruz is in second. marco rubio is running third and spent the day campaigning
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with south carolina governor nikki haley who endorsed him earlier this week. meanwhile democrats caucus in nevada tomorrow. polls show hillary clinton and bernie sanders are running neck and neck. democrats will not hold their south carolina primary until next saturday and republicans will caucus in nevada tuesday. of course we'll bring you live coverage of both of tomorrow's contests on abc news reporters and cameras will be out in full force as voting ends and results begin to come in. the coverage begins at 5 o'clock tomorrow evening. >> democrats in new jersey say they've agreed on a plan to raise the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour. senate president steve sweeney and assembly speaker vincent prieto unveiled details in trenton today. they had announced competing plans. this combined agreement would raise the wage to $10.10 in the first year and then five years after that it would move to 15 dodges it would also begin as a bill not a
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constitutional amendment. governor chris christie says he does not support the bill and in fact has called it economically irresponsible. speaking of the economy, a mixed bag to end the week on wall street as we take a look at the closing numbers on a friday. the dow off 21 and a half points today, the nasdaq up just about 17, the s & p 500 down minimally fractions of a penny today. and that's the week on wall street. >> she was a giant of the literary world despite only publishing one book for most of her career. author harper lee has died at the age of 89. lee's book "to kill a mockingbird" was a best seller providing an iconic view of racial injustice in the south from the eyes of a child. it was first published in 1960 and has sold 30 million copies worldwide. but despite its success lee would not publish another novel until last year's "go set a watchman." >> it's product we first told you about when a local
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entrepreneur was first trying to get her idea off the ground. today the first patented safety jewelry created right near philadelphia is not only a reality, it's ready to ship. this is your safety device right here. you wear it on a necklace, a bag like an accessory but unbeknownst to a potential attacker this small black device about the size of a quarter is a mighty safety tool called roar. >> i am woman hear me roar. the device is called athena which is after the greek goddess of wisdom power and justice. >> reporter: should someone threaten you, you press athena's button and she roars. >> and it will immediately i'm will it an 85-decibel alarm and message friends and family with the location so they can come help you. >> reporter: the creator says she came up with the idea while backpacking through south america. >> while it was fantastic it was also really distressing. everywhere i went i kept hearing from women sharing stories of times when they
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were attacked. when she returned to philadelphia she heard of a brutal attack. >> it was a brutal rape a block from m near my apartment. >> reporter: she and her university team raised $300,000 through crowd funding. >> with 5,000 preorders, over 5,000 preorders in over 50 countries around the world. >> reporter: part of her profits go right back to helping fix the problem. >> we actually take part of the proceeds that we make from the jewelry and we invest it in programs that teach empathy to young children. >> reporter: and right now yasmin is also working with authorities to also wire athena so she cannot only contact your friends and family members but also local police even campus police. so, right now they're getting ready to ship them out hopefully within the next few months. brian and a lot of women telling her why didn't someone think of this before.
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i wish i had this back then. i'd like it for my daughter or sister. >> wishing her a lost success. alicia thanks very much. philadelphia mayor jim kenney will be a special guest on puerto rican pan ram ma. he talks about his plan to include qualified minorities in his administration. you can check out the entire interview 1 o'clock right here on 6abc. >> time for another check of the accuweather forecast. >> let's send things over to meteorologist cecily tynan. cecily we should point out you were wearing green before. we're wearing green right now. no reason for that. totally random. >> i know. is it saint patrick's day or something. i can't wear green because i'll disappear from the weather wall. we're live taking a look at sky6. you'll notice a lot of clouds, we have a pretty thick deck of clouds thanks to a warm front moving through but this warm front will usher in a big change in our temperature. right now it's a little bit on the chilly side. 38 degrees in philadelphia,
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dewpoint 18 degrees, winds out of the south-southwest at 13 miles per hour. that will eventually pull in the warmer air. the wind chill makes it feel like 30 and pressure right now is falling. so temperatures pretty uniform. in allentown 36, wilmington 34, millville 36, atlantic city airport also 36 degrees. and temperatures really not dropping much at all tonight. so, satellite6 along with action radar slowing that warm front is moving through and if you look across the midwest you can see that line of clouds. that's a cold front that will move through tomorrow night and that will drop the temperature a little bit on sunday but basically it's going to feel like spring this weekend and tonight temperatures again pretty steady. 34 degrees the low in philadelphia. allentown 32. atlantic city 35. and dover also 35 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. look at these temperatures. the average high for this time of the year is 45 degrees. tomorrow well above that with a temperature soaring up to 62 degrees and then behind that cold front we drop a little bit on sunday but still
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very mild, 58 degrees, so hard to believe early monday morning some parts of our viewing area could actually see a touch of snow. future tracker showing sunday at 9 o'clock at night we do have some moisture beginning to develop. this will be rain generally philadelphia and areas southeast but northwest in the wee hours of the morning a little bit of snow could cause a grassy coating north of the pennsylvania turnpike and moves out very quickly by monday morning. so, the four day at 4:00 showing tomorrow get outside, if you can. the high up to 62 degrees, partly sunny skies. really the better of the two days this weekend. on sunday more clouds, 58 degrees, some late day showers, rain arriving sunday night and again touch of wet snow in the northern suburbs. and then on monday, breezy and cooler, 49 degrees and tuesday our next system pulls in. this is a coastal storm. depending on the track could bring us rain or wet snow tuesday night and wednesday is looking very messy. i'll talk more about that
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coming up in the full accuweather 7-day forecast. 62 degrees tomorrow. >> unbelievable. >> sounds great. >> go golf. >> all right. >> will do. >> cecily, thank you. >> still ahead, we'll have a live report with brand new details about the investigation into lesean mccoy and that club brawl. >> today d.a. seth williams talked about the assault case for the very first time. what he had to say about the incident involving the former eagle. >> and coming up in big talkers, forget sibling rivalry. we'll show you what one little sister did for her big brother that has everyone on social media sharing it and also with tears of joy. you're going to love this one. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> one man is dead after a shooting this morning in north philadelphia. chopper6 was over 19th street near west huntingdon street where it happened about 7:00 a.m. police say a man was slot in the head there. he was dead when they found him. they have not yet told us the victim's name nor have investigators said who killed
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him or why. >> a tractor-trailer crash sent one person to the hospital and tied up traffic for hours this morning on i-95. the view from chopper6 shows a car crushed by that tractor-trailer. the wreck happened around 6:30 this morning in the southbound lanes near the walt whitman bridge. police say the tractor-trailer lost control and swerved into that vehicle. one person went to hahnemann but we're still trying to find out how badly that victim was injured. >> well, not everyone loves to go see the dentist but if you live in delaware, you've got one less excuse not to. a new mobile dental van was rolled out in wilmington today. the mobile dentist office will provide teeth cleanings x-rays and, yes, root canals. the van was a collaboration between healthcare providers connection community supports programs and barclay's bank delaware. though it will save many it will focus on health people within the state department of corrections work release and
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probation vialless laying send. students from drexel food lab tested their culinary skills today. they took that's right a cooking competition. the students had to make a meal using a new flour made up of vegetable by product the part that would have been thrown away. dana bloom had the winning recipe, fried chicken and biscuits. they'll be served at drexel next month. >> students in montgomery county showed off their green thumbs today. students at highland elementary in abington participated in the philadelphia horticulture society's junior flower show. they could enter their plants and artwork in 22 different categories. the project that wins best in show will be on display at the philadelphia flower show in march. >> and still ahead here on a friday afternoon for the first time philadelphia's da many is talking about the investigation involving lesean mccoy. "action news" reporter john rawlins joins us live with an update on the case. >> and a sister's thoughtful gift brings her big brother to tears. the cape may mom explains
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their special sibling bond coming up in big talkers. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> "action news" continues with meteorologist adam joseph, alicia vitarelli, sharrie williams and brian taff. >> hello again. 4:30 now and "action news" continues with the arrest of a long time delaware county teacher and track coach. >> plus, donations pour in after a young boy's death. we'll explain how the allentown police department is
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using the none help prevent future tragedies. >> and this story is melting hearts everywhere today. overcome by a case of stage fright, a young woman simply needed a little help from her best friend. see how he gave her the courage to continue ahead in big talkers. >> but first, "action news" is learning new details about the investigation surrounding nfl player lesean mccoy. today the district attorney talked about the case for the very first time. "action news" reporter john rawlins joins us live now outside of central detectives with the very latest on this. john. >> reporter: hi, sharrie. well, the d.a. carefully chose his words today. he said there was a lot of evidence still to be evaluated and he was not going to be stampeded into making a quick but flawed decision. now in part he was pushing back against accusations that were made earlier today by the head of the fop who says he can not understand why lesean mccoy has not been charged yet. fop president john mcnesby said today lesean mccoy
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sucker punched one of the officers inside this olde city nightclub. mcnesby cannot understand why the buffalo bills running back has not been charged yet. he says it doesn't pass the smell test. >> extraordinary amount of time could be investigate -- to be investigating an assault. it's an aggravated assault. the video is the video. the detectives from all accounts were done investigating this last week. >> reporter: video captured some of the melee. the altercation pitted mccoy and three friends against at least two off duty officers who were seriously injured. there have been reports the d.a.'s office was not ready to issue an arrest warrant because of questions about the officers' conduct saying he would not talk about anied in an ongoing investigation, d.a. seth williams did say today his office would carefully examine everything. >> the last thing any one wants is a rush to judgment. and so again it's my job to get it right and not get it fast. i know there are some people who are clamoring that i
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haven't resolved -- have it resolved one week from now and that wouldn't be the prudent thing. >> reporter: attorney fortunato perry represents one of the officers. is he concerned there have been no charges yet. >> we're not concerned at all. obviously over the last few days different videos have surfaced. other individuals are being interviewed. we're confident that the completion of the investigation this attorney will charge whoever is responsible for this beating. >> reporter: so, this investigation into what occurred inside the recess lounge continues. in the meantime the attorney for mr. mccoy told a buffalo newspaper a couple of days ago that his client did nothing wrong. the d.a. is now saying there is no time line at this point to make any sort of decision as to whether to charge or not charge in this particular case. live in spring garden, john rawlins, channel6 "action news." brian. >> all right, john, thanks very much. new on "action news" this afternoon a long time delaware
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county teacher has been arrested accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a former student. 52-year-old gregory stanczuk is charged with institutional sexual assault a third degree felony. investigators say he took advantage avenue student who trusted and confided in him after a break upwith her boyfriend. he's a coach at ridley high school. he's been put on administrative leave. bensalem police are telling "action news" an hour's long barricade situation has finally ended peacefully. officials say the suspect mark fleming was armed and surrendered just about a half hour ago. that situation started around noon today when officers tried to serve a search warrant on dunks ferry road. he was wanted for allegedly threatening someone way shot gun. >> two men are under arrest accused of sexually assaulting and murdering a cape may county teenager. derrick powers and charles mosley are facing charges for
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15-year-old nicole angstadt's death. police found nicole's body inside a vacant home in rio grande. each suspect faces a long list of charges. >> the allentown police department is expanding its use of a program that helps them find young children or older adults who wander away because of medical problems. allentown police have raised enough none buy 39 bracelets used by the project lifesaver program. the bracelets transmit a tracking signal that helps police locate the person's exact location. donations were collected after the death of five-year-old jayliel vega, the young boy with autism that wandered away from a new year's eve party and was found two days later in the lee lie canal. >> it was business as usual at a chester county cracker barrel after fire got extremely close to that building. a spokesman tells "action news" that an rv in the parking lot burst into flames late last night. there was minimal damage to
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the restaurant and they were able to open on time. the vehicle belonged to a repair company doing some work on the property. >> meteorologist cecily tynan joining us now as we inch our way toward the weekend. >> yes, yes. it's going to be one of those weekends you want to get outside am i want to show you two places you may want to go. one is the ski resort. 34 degrees currently, if you're heading there this weekend expect springlike ski conditions with that really soft mushy snow with temperatures rising up into the 50's at the ski resorts and you may even think about going to the beach. cape may is 36 degrees currently with a wind chill of 28 but things are going to change dramatically. i want to show you why. although we're in the 30's right now, look at chicago. chicago in february, it's 62 degrees and that air mass is heading our way. however, by the end of the weekend, believe it or not,
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some of our region could see a touch of snow. i'll talk about that. i'll also talk about the timing of a coastal storm next week all ahead in the accuweather 7-day forecast but the weekend is looking really nice. >> enjoy that part while we can. thank you. >> cecily thank you. our community is joining a national effort to help those suffering from that water crisis in flint michigan. today pennsylvania state representative vanessa lowry brown urged people to donate to flint residents. they need pure if i'd water home filtration systems and basic necessities like baby wipes and form l this was part of a national day of action held in cities across the country organized by the national black caucus of state legislators. >> delaware's pumpkin chunking could be making its way back. it has been canceled for the past two years because of liability issues. organizers hope to hold the event in sussex county but are also looking at two locations along the eastern shore of maryland. they say they have insurance for this year's event and hope
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to iron out more details in the next month. a bucks county mother's determination paid off. nearly four years after her son was hit and killed while walking home. "action news" anchor rick williams live in the news room with more on this. hi, rick. >> hi, sharrie. quite a story here. call it triumph after tragedy. back in 2012, john riorek was killed while walking on the side of a busy road. since then his mother has launched a safety campaign for that very stretch of roadway where he died. coming up tonight at 5:00 the project local officials have approved to make sure this tragedy doesn't happen again. also coming up tonight at 5:00 a history lesson for high schoolers in north philadelphia. we'll tell you about the documentary that brought the civil rights movement to life for these students. that and much more coming up when we see you on "action news" at 5 o'clock. until then back to you, brian, in the studio. see you later. >> see you shortly rick. thanks. coffee lovers can rejoice over the latest cold brew to hit the market.
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they're ready to introduce their new draft latte in a can. it doesn't release to the public until next week but the company's founder gave us a sneak peek at the fishtown score today. the company claims it is the only canned coffee beverage with a true latte texture. it's supposed to taste just as if you ordered it fresh brewed from the cafe. >> meantime some chester county first graders had a lot of fun at school today. they celebrated 100 days of class by dressing up as 100 year olds. the mini senior citizens in phoenixville rocked gray hair hats and cardigans while they learned about empathy. some even brought in canes and wore fake glasses and our news director's daughter megan davis was among the students who dressed up for this occasion today. >> very, very cute. >> nice way to learn about empathy. >> when you ask any kid how old you are, and they're like
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you're like a thousand. >> meantime they're always projecting their own age further along. >> the other way. >> i'll be eight next week. >> still ahead here on "action news" today, it is freebie friday. we've got a number of family friendly ways you can get out and enjoy the nice weather this weekend. >> and coming up in big talkers, a small gesture from a little sister brings a big brother to tears. we'll explain what she got him and why it was so important. >> but first a new court ruling in the so-called affluenza case that brought outrage across the country. >> and stepping outside, sky6 hd looking live at the blue cross river rink at penn's landing. the zamboni out there doing some cleaning on the ice. meteorologist cecily tynan will be back with the full forecast from accuweather when "action news" at 4:00 continues. >> ♪ ♪
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>> ♪ >> a 15-year-old passenger is in critical condition after being involved in this dramatic helicopter crash. the chopper went down in pearl harbor, la had a hawaii yesterd.
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bystanders ran to the rescue and helped get the family of four and helicopter's pilot out of the water. they say they had to cut the teen out of his seat belt. mom, dad and the pilot are also still in the hospital. so far, no comment from the tour company that operates that helicopter. >> the case surrounding ethan couch known as the affluenza teen is heading to adult court now. a texas judge made that ruling today which now means couch's probation will not expire when he turns 19. now prior to this his fatal drunken driving wreck was heard in a juvenile court. couch could now face jail time for the 2013 crash that killed four people. the local sheriff is applauding this decision. >> i can't help every time but look at the families of those victims and see the pain and the suffering that they're still going through and it just makes all of us determined to make sure that
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this case gets every bit of justice that it can get from this point forward. >> couch and his mom fled to mexico in early december as authorities investigated a probation violation. today's ruling means he could now face 120 days in jail for that violation and if he's ever found in violation again he could face years in jail. >> ♪ >> big talkers now and a most beautiful viral video where fear fails and friendship prevails. in maine a girl named susie got up to speak at a news conference for strive. it's a nonprofit that serves teens like her with developmental disabilities. overcome with stage fright and a fear of public speaking, her nerves get the best of her and at one point she's even in tears. that's until a friends steps in and cheers her on giving her courage.
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>> okay, i can do it now. (applause). >> and susie did speak. she did it delivering her message of why this group is so important to her. i'm sure you can see there. prime example. a standing ovation and an amazing lesson in the power of friendship and just how much it really means to believe in others and also to be believed in. love that today. and this, too. siblings as you know sometimes there's rivalry, nagging or fighting but in cape may, new jersey, there is this. the ultimate show of love from a little sister to her big brother. two creeks-year-old six-year-old abigail stout got a hamster. her big brother daniel became so determined to get one of his own that he went above and beyond his regular household chores to prove to his parents that he deserved a hamster, too. he scrubbed the bathroom floor, cleaned out the garage.
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well, abigail says she saw how hard he was working so she used her birthday money, $55, to buy her brother his own hamster. the moment he finds out is sweeping the internet. >> your hamster. i paid for it. are you crying? 'cause i am. >> could they be any cuter? she asked why is he crying? well, mom says he's happy crying. this video has been viewed more than 1 million times. you have to go to to watch the whole thing. it could not be any sweeter and i love the moment she says i saved for it, i did this for you. >> that's great. >> adorable. >> hopefully they don't go back to picking on each other. >> only a matter of time. i love. that alicia thanks very much. let's get another check on the roads right now. >> matt pelman standing by with the update. >> hopefully we don't have too
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many drivers crying this afternoon because i don't think they'd be happy tears they'd be crying. big delays they're sitting in as they try and head home here on the vine street expressway in center city. both directions jammed up pretty much river to river as you can see. this is the scene along the vine by the schuylkill and no accidents its just a lot of afternoon volume. but there was a crash on the pennsylvania turnpike. it was eastbound approaching fort washington. crash is now gone but speeds have not recovered just yet. you see 30 miles per hour approaching the scene, just 8 miles per hour as you pass 476. so, coming east on the turnpike away from valley forge, expect that wall of traffic. also saw still hav still have t. this one along north wales at corey lane with speeds in the 30's as you head up the northeast extension maybe up to the poconos for the weekend. langhorne debris in the southbound lanes of one, the super highway. they got it pushed off to the side. police officers came along pushed it out of the way but traffic still a little bit slow approaching 230.
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across the river in burlington new jersey there's a wreck along sunset road at salem road by morgan's tire service but in delaware our vehicle fire along highway one northbound by odessa has been extinguished and speeds are starting to recover there. we'll check it again, brian and sharrie, coming up in the 5 o'clock hour. >> matt thank you. coming up meteorologist cecily tynan has the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast. >> and check it out. the action cam takes you live inside the bryce jordan center at penn state as students get ready for thon. the 46 hour dance marathon officially starts at 6 o'clock tonight but as you can see lots of students already packing the place right now getting ready. if you want to follow along head to we'll be screaming that fundraiser and all of the dancing all weekend long. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> let's talk about the weekend and it's going to be a pretty darn nice one. >> it's so ironic. this time last week i was talking about how cold, how brutally cold it was going to be and now i'm talking about temperature in the 60's. i'll take that. >> we'll take it, too. >> storm tracker6 live double scan slowing that despite all the cloud cover, we have pretty much dry conditions out there. the clouds associated with the warm front that will be moving through tonight and with the cloud cover temperatures definitely on the chilly side. philadelphia 38 degrees. allentown 36. wilmington 34. and atlantic city currently 36 degrees. associatioso satellite6 showingw pressure over the great lakes. that will move up to the north. that warm front moves through tonight and then a cold front moves through tomorrow night really both of them come through dry but it has a major impact on our temperatures. 32 degrees in the cooler suburbs, about 34 degrees for center city. and remember last week we did
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have that arctic invasion with that big dip in the jet stream. temperatures only in the 20's. but this weekend the jet stream buckles and that pulls up a surge of very warm air. 50's and 60's with 70's not too far to the south. so, try to enjoy it. last sunday the high was 20 degrees. the lowest wind chill 10 degrees below zero in philadelphia. this sunday, 58 degrees. that's 13 degrees above normal. so, we're talking about say,, it's going to feel about 68 degrees warmer than it did last sunday morning. future tracker showing 11 o'clock on sunday night this is when we have a lot of clouds and this is when a low pressure develops along a stalled frontal boundary. that will bring us some showers. but it's also going to bring in some colder air. so, by 3:30 in the morning you can see it looks like we'll have a very thin band of snow across the north and west suburbs and then it's out of here very early on monday morning. and with the ground so warm after the warm week, i think
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all of the snow will be melting on the roads. however, there is a possibility of just wet snow on grassy surfaces really north of the pennsylvania turnpike when you wake up monday morning. not going to be a big deal but i don't want you to be surprised about it. so, the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, tomorrow the high 62 degrees. that's the normal high for early april. good amount of sunshine. on sunday the clouds roll in, 58 degrees. some showers late in the day steady overnight. period of wet snow in the north and west suburbs. temperatures drop on monday, breezy and cooler with a high of 49 degrees. heading into tuesday, this is when the coastal storm develops. still a lot of question on the exact track but looks like late tuesday wet snow developing. wednesday also looking very messy and then we begin to break out of it on thursday, clouds breaking for some sunshine with a high of 44. and friday partly sunny with a high of 42 degrees. so, a warm weekend but a wet
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end with a little bit of snow. >> okay. thanks very much. >> to that end freebie friday is up next. we have great ways for the whole family to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend. >> but first don't forget to turn to 6abc for prime time tonight last man standing kicks things off at 8 o'clock. after that it's dr. ken and "shark tank." 20/20 begins at 10:00 p.m. and tonight's episode focuses on a wife and mother allegedly murdered by her husband who installed cameras all over their home. then make sure to watch "action news" at 11:00.
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dear fellow citizen, i know how it feels to save for retirement and college - times two. i get that it can be overwhelming, because i'm living it. but i always tell people - saving's not that complicated. you just have to work with what you have. if you have a question about saving, ask me. sincerely, alex payne. fellow dad and fellow citizen.
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and girls between the ages of four and nine to attend a free one hour hockey clinic at one of their flyers skate zone locations. times vary. we have the link for you on our web site tomorrow it's mummers mardi gras on main street in manayunk. starts at 11:00 a.m. and said to be the biggest family friendly mardi gras celebration in the city. lots of free music and entertainment and of course any time the mummers are there you know you're going to get good music. free admission at the national museum of american jewish history on independent mall. all the way again through the end of february. so still have some time to check that out. tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. it is byob movie screening at the marketing shops at the comcast center on tap tomorrow minions playing and also free popcorn. you just have to byo drink. philly flash offering free shuttles to the philly home show all weekend. park for free and ride for he
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free. check it out. my diy project is still on display. spring just around the corner. value magazine is offering a free subscription to runner's world magazine. clinique offering a 10 day supply of smart custom repair serum. in that diy contest we have going on melissa magee is totally taking us all. >> i know how hard you worked. >> here you are schilling for votes on live television. >> hopefully it works. >> thanks very much. >> that will do it for "action news at 4:00 for sharrie williams alicia vitarelli cecily tynan and adam joseph i'm brian taff. join me along with sharrie adam and ducis rodgers tonight and every night for a full hour of "action news" at 10:00 on phl17. >> now here are rick williams and monica malpass way look at what's ahead at 5 o'clock. >> happy friday. coming up next on "action news" at 5 o'clock a philadelphia man is recovering tonight after a brutal beating in port richmond.
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how an invite from that man to one of his neighbors ended him getting attacked way baseball bat and a gun. new jersey lawmakers laid out a new plan today to get the garden state's minimum wage up to $15 an hour. >> we're live from clearwater florida for day two of spring training workouts. we'll have those stories and another update on your weekend from accuweather. that was next at 5:00.
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with jaime apody, meteorologist cecily tynan, rick williams and monica malpass. >> ♪ >> looking live outside the calendar may read february but we are in for a warmup that will feel more like april. it is friday night and the big story on "action news" is the mild weekend ahead for us for the delaware and the lehigh valleys. it is looking great. >> we're talking highs that could reach into the 60's in some areas. meteorologist cecily tynan is live outside with a first look at the forecast on a friday night. boy, oh, boy, we deserve a nice weekend don't we. >> we certainly do especially after last weekend when we had that arctic invasion. the weekend though isn't starting off warm. a little bit of chill in the air right now. that's why i'm bundled up. 37 philadelphia, allentown 36, wilmington 34 and atlantic
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city airport 35 degrees but there's a warm front moving through so that means temperatures basically holding steady tonight, really not dropping off much so if you're out on the town on this friday night at 7 o'clock, 37, by 9 o'clock, 36 and by 11 o'clock, 35 degrees. while we're in the 30's right now, if you look to the west, cincinnati it's 65, chicago in february it's 62 degrees and that's the air mass that moves in tomorrow. so, look at this. a taste of spring. yes, this is typical of early april. tomorrow's high 62 degrees. sunday we drop down to 58 degrees. we're talking about temperatures 10 to 15 degrees above normal. so, kind of hard to believe by monday morning, some areas could be waking up to a touch of snow. i'll talk about that coming up in the full accuweather forecast. rick and monica. >> all right cecily thank you. a grieving mother's determination sparked a fight for safety in bucks county. tonight four years after tragedy struck that woman is


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